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10 Minute Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed

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A 10 minute homemade caramel sauce no thermometer required,foolproof, only 3 ingredients, one pot and 10 minutes of stirring its all it takes.

caramel sauce no thermometerI hope you all had a blast this weekend, I have shared our Saturday adventures in the previous post, and while we planned on a beach outing for Sunday, I realized that Sebastian had to attend one of his friends 2nd birthday party, so we quickly changed our plans, went gift shopping and attended the party which was fun and nice. Thanks God for the internet and reminders, otherwise we would have totally missed it! And thanks God for 10 Minute Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed it makes everything wight in the world.

This weekend was also a productive one in terms of cooking and baking, I felt inspired and energized, so I whipped a few dishes and desserts for the family.  I have tried my hands on some No Churn ice cream, which by the way turned out delicious and it required Caramel Sauce, thats how I decided to share my all time go to recipe for the quickest and easiest caramel sauce no thermometer required, because who has time to measure the temperature of bubbling sugar and cream?

caramel sauce no thermometerNow once you make this caramel sauce you will never ever go to store bought again, its creamy, easy to make, sweet and so good on everything. Now, this sauce is not for stuffing brownies, you would need a thicker version, but if you are looking for a homemade, easy caramel sauce to put on ice cream, coffee, shakes, cakes and well, basically everything you want to pour it on, this is the recipe you need.

I like how quickly this comes together, start to finish its 10 minutes, maybe less, it requires stirring, but thanks God no fancy kitchen gadgets or thermometers are involved, it can be stored for up to two weeks in a jar in the fridge, and can be heated in the microwave if it solidifies in the fridge.


caramel sauce no thermometerNow make this, get a spoon and indulge! Also, keep an eye on the blog, as a delicious Caramel Ice Cream is coming soon.

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10 Minute Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed
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A 10 minute homemade caramel sauce no thermometer required, 3 ingredients, one pot, 10 minutes its all it takes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut up into pieces
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt sugar while stirring constantly until a brownish liquid forms.
  2. When sugar has completely melted, add the butter and stir until well combined.
  3. Carefully, while still stirring add the heavy cream, once all the cream has been added let the mixture boil without stirring for one minute.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in salt, transfer to a mason jar (or any other container) and let it cool.


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30 comments on “10 Minute Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed”

  1. Caramel sauce is one of my favorites to make, Katalina! I actually end up eating most of it with just a spoon. It’s just SO good! I love how easy this is to whip up! What a perfect recipe for a Monday!

  2. Homemade caramel sauce is my weakness, and I could definitely see myself just eating this liquid gold with a SPOON. Love that it’s so non-fussy and doesn’t even require a candy thermometer!

  3. No-churn ice cream is the best and craziest invention. It always blows my mind how easy it is. And frees up your time to make delicious sauces like this one! I still have some bourbon caramel in the fridge and I’m thinking it’s going to become a permanent fixture…

  4. Caramel sauce is an absolute fave of mine. I love caramel even more than chocolate. I’m kind of obsessed! Love this recipe!

  5. So funny I just made almost the same today, what a coincidence 🙂
    Your caramel sauce looks delicious, I have to say! Hope you stop by on my blog to check out my salted caramel sauce, going to post it soon 🙂

    read you soon,

  6. Totally agree – I have NEVER bought caramel sauce since I first made my own! 🙂 Classic recipe, just the way I make mine. Love it! N x

  7. I have always wanted to try to make caramel sauce! And now that you have a 10 minute version, I really have no excuse NOT to make it!

  8. I love this, it must be SO much better than the store-bought variety! Love that no thermometer is needed, too, I always get frustrated when there are candy thermometers involved.

  9. I’ve never tried making caramel! You make it look easy!

  10. A caramel sauce that can be made in 10 minutes with no thermometer seriously sounds like a dream!!

  11. I love this easy, fuss-free caramel sauce! If I am not putting it on everything, I would be eating it out of the jar!

  12. Homemade caramel sauce is my weakness! Love how easy this comes together! I think I could just drink that up all by itself!:)

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  15. I haven’t made caramel in ages. I love the simplicity of this recipe and who doesn’t love caramel ? Problem is I’d pour it all over ice cream and eat a bucket of it !nom-nom

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  18. Does the caramel sauce stay liquid after it cools, or does it solidify as many homemade sauces do? I am a huge fan of making things from scratch… That’s how I grew up, plus it tastes better, and to me I like to know whats im my food and be able to pronounce the names of all the ingredients.

    • Hi Mary, the caramel stays quiet liquid, it never fully solidifies, it still has the consistency of a sauce, and if you want it more liquid you can heat it up for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Also, I am so with you on the made from scratch alternative, thats exactly how I grew up to and I prefer to know what went into my food 🙂 thanks for reading!

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